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Good summary of the main Mongol conquest
on 19 December 2003
This book is like most Osprey Essential histories book; it covers the main ideas very well, in this case the Mongol conquest. The book is more of a summary rather than an in depth looks at the subject, which would require a massive book. The conquest by the Mongols, of certain areas are not covered as much as other areas. For instance the Mongol conquest of Persia is briefly covered while the conquest of China/Korea is more detailed.
The problem with books concerning the Mongols is that, most of the sources are from people who were terrorized by the Mongols; therefore the books written about them reflect this point.
I'd recommend the book if you want a concise but succinct look on the Mongol conquest.